he·ro
/ˈhirō/
noun
a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities, “a war hero”
synonyms: man, champion, man of courage, great man, man of the hour, conquering hero, victorwinnerconquerorlionheartwarriorpaladinknightwhite hat
Here at MADD Nebraska when we read this definition of a hero, there is one thing that comes to mind. Those heroes working in law enforcement, probation, prosecution and in the community to keep all of us safe from the dangers of impaired driving. These people are our heroes and that is why each year we choose to take a moment to honor them for the work they do. But, we can’t do it alone. We need the help of our community to find the men and women doing amazing work across the state so we can thank them. We encourage you to nominate someone in the field of law enforcement, probation, prosecution or community education to be considered for a 2019 MADD Hero Award.
Hero award nominations are reviewed by an amazing committee of volunteers. These volunteers are experts in the areas in which we give awards and work to chose the most worthy candidates from an amazing pool of nominees each year. They always have a very tough job of decideding who should be honored when we really would love to recognize everyone. Their work is why we are confident each year that we are honoring incredible work done across the state.
Nominations are due by March 25th. We encourage you to add as much supporting documentation as possible with your nomination, from data to photos! A complete nomination makes our job easier and keeps us from having to bother you for more information!
The nomination form is downloadable here. If you have any questions at all or would like a copy of the form mailed or emailed to you, please email ne.state@madd.org or call the state office at (402) 434-5330. We can’t wait to see the amazing nominations come in again this year and to celebrate the work done throughout 2018 to keep our state safe.